Below are the words of the day that dictionary.com sent to my inbox over the last week. I’ve included their definitions and have also thrown in examples of the words in SEO settings if applicable.
Saturday, December 29
bibulous: of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcohol.
“After attending the sponsored parties at PubCon, the bibulous were feeling the worse for wear.”
gelid: extremely cold; icy.
“Local news stations predicted it to be snowy and gelid this morning, but we Renoites woke up to tepid rainfall instead.”
“I was ebullient that my amazing boss let us work a half-day on New Year’s Eve.”
Zeitgeist: The spirit of the time; the general intellectual and moral state or temper characteristic of any period of time.
“Grasping on to the zeitgeist, we’re looking forward to using social media marketing as a platform to launch our viral marketing pieces.”
faineant: doing nothing; idle; also, a do-nothing.
“If you want to succeed in SEO, it’s imperative you not be faineant.”
arcanum: a secret; a mystery; specialized or mysterious knowledge, language, or information that is not accessible to the average person (generally used in the plural).
“While it was once arcanum to most, the secrets of SEO are quickly becoming more visible to the public.”
obdurate: hardened in feelings or in wrongdoing; unyielding.
“While some clients can be obdurate at times, it’s important to explain the benefits of SEO to help them rank higher on search engine results pages.”